David Byrne at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre



I knew the middle-aged woman drinking pre-show at the bar with her daughter didn’t know what she was talking about. Still, for a few minutes it was fun to think she might be right, and that Brian Eno would be joining David Byrne and band onstage for Byrne’s Queen Elizabath show Friday night.

Anyway, Eno was there in spirit, if not in flesh. Reaching back into the two musical eggheads’ 30-year collaboration, Byrne had a wealth of material to draw from, including the breakout 1979 Talking Heads disc Fear of Music and its 1980 groundbreaking follow-up Remain in Light. With their forward-looking production and, in the case of Remain in Light, the world music-influenced rhythms, the songs have stood the test of time, and then some…

(Read my full David Byrne at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre review)


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